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states was going after a revolutionary time. >> last call is from los angeles. >> he certainly deserves great praise for his work in the anti-smoking campaign. god bless him in that. i'm interested in his remark when he said a moment ago that lyndon johnson participated in an effort to cut taxes. as a commonwealth, the tax revenues kept pouring in and except for a small surtax later, the budget was balance the for the first time in a long time. kennedy did it, johnson did it, reagan did it and the same result ensued that tax revenues increased. president clinton comes along and increases tax is. and then they claim some credit for the prosperity today. thank you. >> well, i think the economy was a critical -- lyndon johnson spent more time on the economy than on any other subject including the war and even including civil rights. he saw the economic health of the country being critical for being able to get the same great society programs through and making this country a fair society. >> your book, "the triumph & tragedy of lyndon johnson," one of the numerous biographies of the presid
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